DAY TWO, GAME ONE – This game pitted the UNIVERSITY OF LOS ANGELES COLLEGE OF DIVINITY CUBS against the RHEMA BIBLE COLLEGE EAGLES. (Didn’t I tell you there are WAAAYYY too many college teams called Eagles?)
The explosive 1st Half ended with the Cubs chasing the Eagles, who were on top 44-34. ULA College of Divinity came fighting back and forced Overtime with a 74-74 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session the Cubs slipped past Rhema Bible College in an 85-84 nailbiter. Jalen Holdford led ULACOD with 20 points and 8 rebounds.
DAY TWO, GAME TWO – Up next the KANSAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FALCONS took the court against the CHAMPION CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TIGERS.
An action-packed opening Half saw the Tigers muster a 44-42 edge over the Falcons. From there Kansas Christian College clamped down defensively and outscored Champion Christian College 37-33 for a 79-77 victory. Thirteen points from Wilkins Desir led the Falcons.
DAY TWO, GAME THREE – The CAROLINA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CENTURIONS squared off against the OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE AMBASSADORS, fresh off their Day One triumph.
The Centurions figuratively “threw them to the ground” on defense, smothering the Ambassadors for a FORTY-SIX to TWENTY Halftime lead. In the 2nd Half Carolina Christian College coasted for a 79-56 victory, led by Austin Robinson’s 22 points as well as by Artavius Love’s Double Double of 21 points and 10 rebounds.
DAY TWO, GAME FOUR – Closing out Day Two was this game between the ARLINGTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PATRIOTS and another victor from Day One – the PROVIDENCE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY PILOTS.
The Patriots outscored the Pilots by 11 points in each Half: 49-38 in the 1st and 46-35 in the 2nd. The end result was a 95-73 Arlington Baptist win. Leading the Patriots was Quinton Moore with 27 points.
AMERICAN MIDWEST CONFERENCE: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 3 seeds – the HARRIS-STOWE STATE HORNETS – did battle with the 5th seeded WILLIAMS BAPTIST COLLEGE EAGLES. (Yep, WAY too many teams called Eagles.)
The Hornets stung the Eagles into submission by Halftime, leading them FIFTY to TWENTY-EIGHT. After the break Harris-Stowe State coasted all the way to a 95-71 victory. Deandre Clark led the way for the Hornets, notching a Double Double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. * THE HORNETS ARE THE AMC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS *
GOLDEN STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last two teams standing in this Conference Tournament were the top seeded MASTER’S UNIVERSITY MUSTANGS and the 3 seeds – the WESTMONT COLLEGE WARRIORS (Should be the Guardians.)
The Mustangs managed a 32-26 advantage over the Warriors by the break. From there The Master’s University slowly but surely put more distance between themselves and Westmont College, ultimately winning the game by a score of 88-73. The leading scorer for the Mustangs was Brock Gardner with a Double Double of 24 points and 13 rebounds. * THE MUSTANGS ARE THE GSAC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS *
HEART OF AMERICA ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – In this title tilt the 3 seeds – the GRACELAND UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS – against the 4th seeded PERU STATE BOBCATS.
The Yellow Jackets were all business from the opening tipoff and built up a 45-30 advantage over the Bobcats by the Half. Following the break Graceland University left Peru State further and further behind them enroute to a 95-68 blowout win. Jeremy Deemer of the Yellow Jackets led the way for his team with his Double Double of 24 points and 12 rebounds. * THE YELLOW JACKETS ARE HAAC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS *